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britain's sxrul set the stage for what would eventually become our 50-statemation. and speaking of that declaration, of the 56 signatures, the guy who wrote the bulk of it, thomas jefferson. he lived here on his sprawling 5 thousand-acre property called monticello. what was once his home is today a year-round museum. >> after jefferson retires he is popular. >> reporter: andy marshall is a tour guide here. he first visited the property when he was 7. clearly something stuck. >> starts off. >> reporter: to say he is a fan of our nation's third president would be an understatement. have you memorized the declaration of independence? >> during the course of hume aenchs it becomes necessary for one political body. kidding. >> reporter: i think he called my bluff. one day a year monticello is more than a museum. on july 4th it becomes a symbol of american citizenship. when it serves as the backdrop to the most prideful swearing in ceremony in the country. how symbolic is it to be naturalized here in monticello at thomas jefferson's home? think of it this way. it is the difference bet
johnson is back in just a moment to tell us when. a number of high-profile arrests in britain's phone hacking investigation. one lawyer is questioning if his client belongs behind bars. >>> a traffic alert for beltway drivers. >>> new this midday, the bbc reports former news international executive rebecca brooks will testify before british lawmakers looking into the phone hacking scandal. nbc's stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: london's top cop resigned under intense pressure after emerged scotland yard hired a former news of the word editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down stephenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have had suggestions we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally it is our -- did not and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: stephenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard which has been criticized for the handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the
, which is actually a requirement for makeup advertisers in britain. so they can prove that the thing actually works. >>> the number of people who are seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since early april. cnbc's seema mody joins with more on that and the rest of the day's business headlines. good morning. >> very good morning to you. stocks wavering as investors weighed an unexpected improvement in jobless claim numbers against the lingering threat of a u.s. credit downgrade. while the jobs market remains sluggish, the latest data on weekly initial jobless claims offered a glimmer of hope for investors. initial claims ticked down by 24,000 to 398,000 in the week ending july 23rd from a revised 422 k in the previous week. a bill to cut the u.s. deficit faces a nail-biting closed vote in congress on thursday as a top republican lawmaker fought to quell an internal debate. economic sentiment in the euro zone worsened more than expected this month with optimism fading in all sectors, data showed on thursday morning, signaling slower expansion of the econom
," the phone-hacking investigation expands from britain to the u.s. why a british actor says he was caught up in the scandal while here in the u.s. >>> then lindsay lohan in trouble again. why the actress says she stopped seeking treatment. >>> subpoenas are being prepared as part of an investigation into claims that news corp. tried to hack into phones of september 11th victims. "the wall street journal," which is owned by news corp., reports the justice department is getting ready to deliver the subpoenas, but there's no word on who will receive them. the fbi opened an investigation into the allegations last week and the senate is considering asking rupert murdoch to come to capitol hill to testify about those claims. >>> the fbi also looking into allegations from actor jude law that the news organization hacked into his cell phone while he was in the u.s. he says that a story published back in 2003 was based on information that could only have been obtained from his voice mail. law is also suing another murdoch paper, "the sun," saying the tabloid hacked into his phone again in 2005 and in
. it is the latest fallout from the phone hacking scandal involving his papers in britain. murdoch also denies his company's "sun" newspaper illegally obtained former prime minister gordon brown's son's health records. scotland yard investigators say there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the hacking scandals done by murdoch's papers. >> i think it's something like 3,778 names, first and second names in the database. >> we were unable to spread the inquiry further with news international because of their refusal to cooperate more broadly. >> actor hugh grant was one of the targets in the phone hacking scandal. he talked about the latest backlash toward murdoch this morning on the "today" show. >> he had the power through his papers to get them elected and his paper knew, you know, dirty details about details about individual mps, so they were unwilling to take him on. up until three weeks ago, all politicians in our country were sucking up to rupert murdoch and drinking champagne on his lawn in the summer country. so it's kind of comical that the today they're all competing to say he's a terribl
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